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Waterfowl in displays/shows

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by ThomasNotTom, 20 Aug 2018.

  1. ThomasNotTom

    ThomasNotTom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Hello all,

    If you know of any collections that use waterfowl in displays/shows, please let me know! I'd love to hear about what they do and the species involved.

    Thank you,

    TNT
     
  2. FBBird

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    Paradise Park has (or had) a group of White-faced Whistling Ducks in their flying display.
     
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  3. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    The bird show at Beauval includes Fulvous Whistling Ducks, Bar-headed Geese, Lesser White-fronted Geese, Maned Geese and quite possibly more. They are among the huge number of birds that are released to circle around as the show builds to its finale.

    I uploaded photos of the show just the other day starting from here: Stadium - Les Maîtres des Airs at Beauval, 12/06/18 | ZooChat
     
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  4. Crowthorne

    Crowthorne Moderator Staff Member

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    Whipsnade have some white-faced whistling ducks in their display. Last I heard they were planning on training up a flock of 20 birds for the display
     
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    Kakapo Well-Known Member

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    What is included in your definition of "waterfowl"? For many people this would include any large aquatic bird, including ibises, storks, herons, flamingos, rallids and gulls... And the ibises and storks are very widely used in bird shows.
     
  6. ThomasNotTom

    ThomasNotTom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Anseriformes :)
     
  7. FBBird

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    On which subject, I believe WWT Slimbridge have something on the way......
     
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